Understanding Diabetes with Guidance
from the McLeod Diabetes Center and the
American Diabetes Association

The McLeod Diabetes Center takes a structural clinical approach based off evidence-based practice in educating diabetic patients with guidance from the American Diabetes Association.  The McLeod Diabetes Center strives to ensure the resources are available for patients to learn in greater detail about their diabetes.

  • Learn About Diabetes

    Diabetes develops when the body does not make enough insulin or cannot use the insulin it makes.

    • The foods we eat break down into sugar or glucose, which flows through the bloodstream.
    • The pancreas gland makes insulin, which moves the sugar from the bloodstream into body cells, giving them energy to do their jobs.
    • When the body stops making enough insulin, sugar builds up in the blood and cannot get into the body cells.
    • People may have very high blood sugar levels when their diabetes is first diagnosed.

    Look for these signs of Diabetes:

    • Extreme thirst and hunger
    • Frequent urination
    • Blurred vision
    • Fatigue or weakness and
    • Unplanned weight loss